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Farm Safety Skills

Farm Safety Skills

A team shall consist of four members all of whom must be 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2023 and full members of a Club affiliated to NFYFC. For this competition, members should be working as a team to complete all tasks, planning their own time and duties.

Certificates / Licenses Required

Task 1: Loader Tractor and Trailer

Competitor requires a UK driving licence with F entitlement. This must be produced on the day of the competition in order to participate in this task. (The F entitlement can be gained at 16; but is automatically entitled with passing the car driving test).

Task 2: Tractor and Pasture Topper

Competitor requires a UK driving licence with F entitlement. This must be produced on the day of the competition in order to participate in this task. (The F entitlement can be gained at 16; but is automatically entitled with passing the car driving test).

Task 3: ATV Handling

Adequate training must have been completed by the competitor who will operate the ATV. At the NFYFC final a certificate of competence to show ‘adequate training’ in ATV Handling must be produced.  A copy of the certificate must be handed to the judges on the day of the competition.

A Certificate of Competence for ATV's, issued by City & Guilds NPTC is more than acceptable evidence of ‘adequate training’.  The appropriate City & Guilds NPTC qualification is known as the Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Use of All-terrain Vehicles (0014-32).  However, a certificate issued by another training provider (e.g. Lantra) will also be accepted.  The most basic level of certificate which will be accepted is called an EASI (European All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute) certificate; available from most reputable ATV dealers. The EASI certificate is very much a dealer short induction course - a basic operators course designed to familiarise the operator with all the controls and operating procedures, which includes elements of safety. Whilst it ticks the box of ‘adequate training’, it should not be viewed as a replacement for a City & Guilds type course.

[Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) there is a legal requirement that “adequate training”, including the use of any towed equipment or attachments, be undertaken by those riding ATV’s.  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regards training provided by recognised training providers as “adequate” for the purposes of PUWER].

Task 4: First Aid

The team member in control of the first aid task must hold a current first aid certificate of either the British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, or an alternative nationally recognised body.  The certificate must be no more than 3 years old.  A copy of the certificate must be handed to the competition judges on the day of each round of the competition. All teams to provide their own first aid kit.

Competition Details

National Final: Saturday 6th July 2024

Entries Close: 8 June 2024

Venue: County Showground, Stafford

 

Competition Advice

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